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Advanced Successor to Wildly Popular RE-0 In-Ear Monitors
HiFiMan's RE-0 in-ear monitors garnered rave reviews around the globe. It's remained unbelievably popular for nearly five years. But HiFiMan's founder, Dr. Fang Bian, decided that it was time to introduce some new ideas, so the RE-400 was born.
"Wall of Fame" Performance
"The folks at HiFiMan have spent years establishing their brand, and the RE-400 and RE-600 finally have both the sound and the polish to become more than a niche audiophile product, which is all the more impressive considering that the company does all of its own manufacturing," reports ljokerl in an InnerFidelity.com review for Aug 31, 2013. "The value proposition of the RE-400 puts it on our Wall of Fame."
The RE-400 boasts an amazing sounding 8.5mm driver with advanced titanium diaphragm patented technology and powerful Neodymium magnets. With an impedance of 32 ohms, RE-400 is easy to drive. It is also easy to wear, thanks to the extremely small size and superb fit.
Exceptionally Comfortable and Quiet
Even folks who typically don't like in-ear headphones love the RE-400. It's comfortable and far quieter than most in-ear designs, which suffer from resonance problems. A different approach has been taken in the design of the cables that helps minimize frictional noise while optimizing comfort and durability.
The specially designed 120-degree angle plug is very robust and solid. It is highly durable, having passed a torture test of 10,000 flexes for extreme longevity.
The RE-400 has great sound quality, comfort and styling. We invite you to compare it to in-ear models at two to three times the price.
Founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007, HiFiMan is widely regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high performance headphones and portable audio products. HiFiMan is especially known for its critically acclaimed Planar-Magnetic headphones that feature state-of-the-art driver technology. The company also designs and manufactures best-in-class dynamic in-ear drivers, which have won numerous awards and rave reviews.
"The newest HiFiMan earphones should appeal to the casual listener better than the models they replace while holding very close to the HiFiMan sound many -- myself included -- have come to love. The folks at HiFiMan have spent years establishing their brand, and the RE-400 and RE-600 finally have both the sound and the polish to become more than a niche audiophile product, which is all the more impressive considering that the company does all of its own manufacturing.
"In addition to the matured design and packaging, improvements over the previous-gen models include a more robust construction and better ergonomics. The higher-end RE-600 model also improves on the RE-400 with a thicker cable, much fancier packaging, twice as many eartips, and a balanced wiring configuration. It's definitely 'Stuff We Like.'
"Anyone seeking a great balanced-sounding earphone will find either of the new HiFiMan IEMs to do the job as well as almost anything else on the market. But the value proposition of the RE-400 puts it on our Wall of Fame as an alternative to the Philips Fidelio S1 -- one with smoother treble and a gentler sound signature, better noise isolation, and a more compact form factor."
- ljokerl, InnerFidelity.com, Aug 31, 2013
Audio Advisor - HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ear Stereo Headphones